The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the government has signed contracts with two domestic companies to purchase a total of 10 million coronavirus vaccine doses.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it's now recommending that individuals who are considered at a high risk for the coronavirus, and who have already received two vaccine doses, get booster shots
Taipei, New Taipei and Kaohsiung will begin vaccinating senior citizens who have not yet received their coronavirus vaccines, as well as some categories of indigenous people, from tomorrow, when the central government's expanded vaccine rollout begins.
Taiwan's health minister, Chen Shih-chung, has confirmed that Taiwan is in talks with foreign companies to manufacture coronavirus vaccines on a contract basis.
Taiwan's Minister of Health and Welfare, Chen Shih-chung, says if ongoing trials of a domestically-produced coronavirus vaccine prove successful, mass production could begin by mid-2021.
Officials say the first batch of the Novavax vaccine is set to arrive in Taiwan at the end of the month
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the latest batch of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines are now being distributed.
Health Minister Chen Shi-chung says Taiwan is preparing to negotiate with the United States over producing American coronavirus vaccines here.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says 61 people who recently arrived in Taiwan have been found to be infected with either the Omicron BA.4 or BA.5 subvariant
Local drug maker Adimmune has started the first phase of human trials for its experimental coronavirus vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has begun rolling out Moderna's latest Covid-19 vaccine and is urging people to get the shots amid concerns of another outbreak in the near future.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says the government's 1922 website is scheduled to begin accepting appointment bookings today for Covid-19 booster jabs that will be administered from 7-13 February
Taiwan has recorded 46 new domestic Covid-19 cases, two clusters of unknown origin in Taipei and Yilan County having been confirmed as Omicron variant infections
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has published its Covid-19 vaccination priority list, ahead of a planned national immunisation campaign, set to start sometime in March.
The Ministry of Education says it is preparing to begin offering Covid jabs to children aged between 6-11 on school campuses as early as next Monday
Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says people who arrive in Taiwan and who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus could be allowed to shorten their quarantine from 14 to seven days by mid-May.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government will only consider loosening border restrictions once 70% of the island's population has received at least one coronavirus vaccine shot and over 60% are fully vaccinated
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the island-wide level 3 alert will be extended until 14 June, citing the severity of domestic transmission rates.
Taiwan's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has approved the inclusion of a locally developed Covid-19 vaccine in the country's rollout.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says the first-dose coronavirus vaccination rate has now surpassed 77%, while almost half of the population have now received the two doses needed to be fully vaccinated
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed the first case of a serious allergic reaction to the AstraZeneca (AZ) coronavirus vaccine, a nurse, who has existing allergies to eggs, peanuts and antibiotics.
Taiwan's cabinet says the vaccination appointment platform is now ready but it won't be used until the vaccination programme is open for all.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is expanding the availability of mix-and-match second coronavirus vaccine shots
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government is hoping to procure at least 30 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) plans to test 5,000 randomly selected blood donation samples for coronavirus antibodies as it seeks to better understand the prevalence of the disease during its peak here in Taiwan.
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the government expects the island's first-dose vaccination coverage to hit 70% by the end of October.
The ECCT held its annual Premium Event lunch with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and senior officials from the Taipei City Government (TCG), marking the 23rd year since the ECCT held its first round table lunch with the TCG.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is continuing to administer the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) spokesperson Zhuang Ren-xiang says the government is in the process of preparing its digital coronavirus certificate and more details about the system will be released next week
Students aged between 12 and 17 will begin being administered Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccinations this morning. Most of the shots will be administered on school on-campus
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says Taiwan will likely be one of the first countries to receive shipments of the second-generation Moderna vaccine if it proves effective
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is now allowing all pregnant women in Taiwan to choose the Covid-19 vaccine they want.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says more vaccine mixing will be allowed in the next round of vaccinations.
A shipment of 2.5-million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine donated by the United States government arrived in Taiwan on Sunday (20 June).
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be opening more Covid-19 vaccine mixing options by Friday.
The EU has granted conditional marketing authorisation to the vaccine produced by BioNTech and Pfizer.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has approved a fourth dose of a coronavirus vaccine to people aged 65 and over and for residents of long-term care facilities.Individuals aged 18 and above who are immunocompromised have also been given the approval to receive a fifth vaccine dose
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Victor Wang says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to review an application for emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech second-generation coronavirus vaccine.
Premier Su Tseng-chang has waded in the disputes over influenza vaccinations, saying infants and those aged beyond 65 should get the shot first.
The health minister has announced that the 20,000 Covid treatment courses that Taiwan ordered from the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer will soon arrive
The Taiwan Food & Drug Administration has approved Taiwan's first clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine.
Reservations for self-paid coronavirus vaccinations are now open.
President Tsai Ing-wen says phase 2 clinical trials of locally developed coronavirus vaccines are nearly complete and doses are expected to be available by the end of July.
The government has taken delivery of 400,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from the global COVAX vaccine sharing programme. The vaccines were shipped from Amsterdam to Taoyuan International Airport.
People other than medical workers now have the option of being vaccinated against Covid-19 using different vaccine brands
Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government plans to begin administering the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine next Monday at the earliest.
The government is set to officially authorize private companies to purchase vaccines on its behalf.
A Taoyuan electronics production facility has been shut down, after another confirmed Covid-19 case there
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MOFA says vaccination proof is not always required when travelling to other countries.
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised the use of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine in children aged from 6 to 11
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says more vaccines should be arriving in Taiwan soon, although he did not provide a precise date.
The European Commission is proposing to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a press release on the EU's official website, Europa, the Digital Green Certificate will be a proof that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19, received a negative test result or recovered from Covid-19.
The ECCT's Technology committee hosted a webinar on the topic of "Covid-19 vaccination practice: Lessons from Israel" featuring guest speaker Dr Manfred Green, Professor of Public Health at the University of Haifa in Israel.
Moderna is planning to open subsidiaries in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong to provide a local presence that can support the delivery of vaccines and therapeutics
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says all travellers to Taiwan are now required to have six coronavirus tests in the first 22 days of their arrival
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says over 300,000 people have made appointments to get the locally produced Medigen coronavirus vaccine next week.
The European Commission has reached a first agreement with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to purchase a potential vaccine against Covid-19 as well as to donate to lower and middle income countries or redirect to other European countries, according to a press release on the EU's official website, Europa.
Education Minister Pan Wen-zhong says some 93% of students aged between 12 and 18 are expressing a willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Taiwan's front-line workers are getting ready for the first wave of AstraZeneca vaccines.
The EU and the US have committed to continuing to support the COVAX Facility and encourage more donors to make two billion vaccine doses available worldwide by late 2021.
Sanofi has detailed plans on how the company will make significant investments in France to increase its vaccines research and production capacities, and contribute in responding to future pandemic risks.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has reduced the coronavirus isolation period from seven to five days.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the island's first dose coronavirus vaccine coverage rate now stands at 91%.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will allocate 10% more Covid-19 vaccines to Taipei and New Taipei.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is tightening quarantine regulations for flight crew members who have not received a coronavirus vaccination and mandating antibody tests for those who are fully vaccinated.
President Tsai Ing-wen says a locally-developed coronavirus vaccine is expected to be available in the coming months.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is reporting 51 new imported coronavirus cases
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 874 local cases of Covid-19
As concerns over domestic coronavirus infections rise, the vaccination rate is going up quickly.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people in quarantine after being identified as a close contact of a coronavirus case and new arrivals to Taiwan, will now take a rapid antigen test instead of a PCR test at the end of their quarantine period.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will begin administering Medigen's locally-produced coronavirus vaccine on 23 August.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says health officials will make a decision within two weeks whether to allow the administering of second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) coronavirus vaccine to people aged between 12 and 17
Local drug maker, Medigen, says it is seeking an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its coronavirus vaccine candidate after its Phase II clinical trials showed promising results.
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Health officials are seeing a high positivity rate among passengers arriving in Taiwan on long-haul flights
A Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer of the United States and Germany's BioNTech has been found to be more than 90% effective, according to new independent analysis.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says it will soon be administering the 1.24 million shots of AstraZeneca vaccine received last week from Japan.
A poll by TVBS shows that 86% of respondents are willing to get vaccinated against coronavirus, nearly double the number in an early April survey.
A new online system for scheduling coronavirus vaccine appointments has begun accepting registrations from eligible recipients nationwide.
People will soon be able to get the locally-produced coronavirus vaccine.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will take delivery of a shipment of 600,000 doses of Moderna's second-generation coronavirus vaccine tomorrow. The vaccine targets the original virus and the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.
Private individuals may soon be able to get the coronavirus vaccine.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says Moderna's second-generation coronavirus vaccine will be the only option for people planning to get a third booster shot.Eligible recipients must take the shot a minimum of three months after their second booster
Education Minister Pan Wen-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will begin the vaccination of some 1.25 million 12-17 years olds with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on 23 September.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says that the first dose Covid vaccinationcoverage rate among children aged between 5 and 11 has now passed 60%.
Taiwan's top trade negotiator is calling for the elimination of trade restrictions to speed up the flow of coronavirus vaccines.
Premier Su Tseng-chang says vaccines donated by Japan will go first to the elderly and those who are immunocompromised.
Medigen says all participants in the Phase three clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine now have two shots of either the Medigen or AstraZeneca brands
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says that Taiwan's full coronavirus vaccination rate has now hit 60%
The Central Epidemic Command Center(CECC) is urging essential workers in certain government-regulated industries to get a second coronavirus vaccine shot before 17 December
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people who receive the coronavirus vaccine here in Taiwan will be entitled to take two days off work.
Taiwan's health minister Chen Shih-chung says the government has now granted authorisation for emergency use of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine.
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The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the next round of coronavirus vaccinations, providing first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, will begin on 15 October.
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) spokesman Zhuang Ren-xiang says Taiwan and other non-United Nations member countries will be allotted 1.3 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine in the first round of COVAX vaccine distribution.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government is seeking to sign an agreement with US drug maker Moderna to manufacture its coronavirus vaccine here in Taiwan
Taiwan's cabinet has allocated an additional NT$79.2 billion in funding for the procurement and development of coronavirus vaccines.
The United States has announced that it plans to send 25 million coronavirus vaccine doses to countries around the world, including Taiwan, by the end of this month.
Taiwan received its first batch of 930,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine yesterday. A rollout is expected to begin as early as mid-September
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung has confirmed that a total of 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine have arrived in Taiwan.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it's preparing to set up thousands of community vaccination stations in the next few months, with the goal of administering one million doses of coronavirus vaccine per week.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has begun its rollout of Covid-19 vaccinebooster shots
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced plans to handle the influx of travellers set to arrive in Taiwan through the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday period
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is shooting down rumours that it has approved a third shot of coronavirus vaccine
Spokesperson for the Central Epidemic Command Center Zhuang Ren-xiang said it will announce adjustments to the country's vaccination priority list for long-term care facility workers within the next few days.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says, the rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Taiwan can begin as early as mid-September, after the first shipment arrives in the country today
A second shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Taiwan with customized labels.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says all passengers arriving in Taiwan from overseas will now have saliva samples collected at the airport, rather than be subject to a nasal swab, for PCR testing, starting from today
President Tsai Ing-wen is defending the development of domestic coronavirus vaccines - saying the government has tried its best to take delivery of 20 million doses ordered from overseas to ensure people here can be vaccinated.
The Central Epidemic Command Center yesterday reported 56 new coronavirus cases, including a new case in a cluster infection caused by the Delta variant in Pingtung.